Reuseable sanitary napkins for girls in Uganda
Organized by: Josephine Osire
EVENT DATE Aug 01, 2016
A group of us have been donating money and time to buy fabric and other materials for making reuseable sanitary towels for girls in the Samia Bugwe district of Uganda. Friends on the ground have given time on weekends to teach these girls to make sanitary towels and to empower them to take charge of their menstrual health and yes, their future. You see, most African girls in Uganda live and go to school in rural areas. In fact more than 70% of African girls live in rural areas. When these girls reach puberty and start having menstrual periods, many of them drop out of school. The reason is very simple, they do not have sanitary towels. When their clothes get soiled, they are to embarrassed to go back to school and this becomes the reason they end up in early marriages. We have been successful over the past 6 months in reaching out to 300 young girls and giving them hope for the future by teaching them to make their own reuseable sanitary towels. For only about $200 dollars, we have been able to teach 100 girls and also leave them with materials to make their own reuseable sanitary towels. This is an amazingly small amount for helping girls these girls to secure their future. Indeed whole villages and indeed a nation is built when girls stay in school. I know, I was one of those girls. Thank you in advance for joining us in helping these young women.